So much for Ziggy Ansah being questionable to play on Monday Night Football against the Giants.
He was on the field, and he dominated as the Lions rolled passed the New York Giants, 24-10. After collecting just two sacks during an injury plagued 2016 campaign, Ansah manhandled Ereck Flowers on his way to collecting three sacks and a forced fumble to go along with six tackles.
Ansah’s pass rush skills were a thing of beauty as he went around and through Flowers to get to Eli Manning all night long.
Another former Cougar, Kyle Van Noy, gave Ansah some love on Twitter after the monster performance.
Ansah wasn’t the only Cougar who performed well on the gridiron this weekend. Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen also collected six tackles, while Van Noy had four total tackles, including a tackle for loss as the Patriots knocked off the New Orleans Saints, 36-20.
On the diamond
Jacob Hannemann became the third former Cougar to make his big league debut this season as he suited up for the Seattle Mariners. And it didn’t take too long before he got his first hit as he collected an infield single in Saturday’s 8-6 loss to the Houston Astros.
On the hardwood
While not on the floor just yet, Cougar legend Jimmer Fredette was in the news on Monday as he took to Facebook to announce that his own signature shoe was just released in China. I have to say, I will definitely be adding a pair to my collection if they become available in the US.
In other basketball news, Brandon Davies has been playing well on the preseason circuit for BC Zalgiris Kaunas. One of his best performances came in the Gloria Cup semi-finals when he hit all five of his first half shots and finished the game with 12 points as Zalgiris defeated Turkish Club, Tofas Bursa.
Davies and Zalgiris also had success in the finals as they outlasted Russian League contender Zenit 79-78 to win the Gloria Cup.
Davies and his teammates will begin defense of their Lithuanian League championship on Wednesday when they face off with Dzukija.